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Corporate Scrabble Tournament, set for Oct. 21, is open to the public


A Corporate Scrabble Tournament will be held by Adult Literacy Action (ALA) of Penn State Beaver at noon Thursday, Oct. 21, in the center area of the Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca, Pa. The tournament is open to the public and proceeds benefit ALA.


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Alumni Society golf outing draws record number of participants


A record 113 people participated in the Penn State Beaver Alumni Society's 10th annual Golf Outing held recently at The Club at Shadow Lakes, Aliquippa, Pa. Winning teams were Ellwood City Forge, first place; Robert's Roadside Inn, second place; and ESB Bank, 15th place.


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Adult Literacy Action offers volunteer Tutor Training Workshop


Adult Literacy Action (ALA) of Penn State Beaver will host a free Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop, 6 to 9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, October 18, 20, 25 and 27. The workshop will be held at the ALA office in the Professional Arts Building, 336 College Avenue, Beaver. Free parking is available at the building.


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Luncheons will feature Beaver IST alumni


Kay Wijekumar, associate professor of information sciences and technology (IST) at Penn State Beaver, has established a luncheon series on campus that will feature some of Beaver's IST alumni. The luncheon will be held the first Wednesday of each month for Beaver IST students in the IST lab, Michael Baker Building. For information, contact Wijekumar at kxw190@psu.edu or 724-773-3814.


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Prospective students are invited to attend admissions events


In October the Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will hold two free programs for prospective students and their families. A "Be a Penn State Student for a Day" program will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, and a Fall Open House will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, as part of the Beaver campus Welcome Weekend festivities. Both events will be held in the Student Union Building. To register for either event, contact the Admissions Office at br-admissions@psu.edu or 1-877-JOIN-PSU, or visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu and click on 'Admissions.'


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Human slavery and trafficking are topics of upcoming speaker


E. Benjamin Skinner will present a program on human slavery and trafficking at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. The program is free and open to the public.


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 Country rock concert free and open to the public


Penn State Beaver will present a free concert by country rock singer Natalie Stovall at 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the auditorium of the Student Union Building. The event is open to the public.


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Welcome Weekend, Penn State Day will be held Oct. 22-24


Penn State Beaver will hold its annual Welcome Weekend and Penn State Day from Oct. 22-24. For information, contact the Office of Campus and Community Relations at amk6@psu.edu or 724-773-3816.


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Beaver alumna receives Distinguished Toastmaster Award


Shawntaye Scott, a 2003 information sciences and technology graduate of Penn State Beaver, is the recipient of the Distinguished Toastmaster Award from Toastmasters District 13 which covers western Pennsylvania and parts of Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia. The honor is the highest awarded to an individual by Toastmasters International, a nonprofit organization formed in 1924 to assist individuals in improving communication and leadership skills as well as building self-confidence.


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Short plays by Penn State Beaver students open to the public


The public is invited to attend three short plays presented by Penn State Beaver Theatre and written by Beaver campus students. The plays will be presented at noon on Oct. 20 and 22, and at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 in the auditorium of the Student Union Building. Tickets are $3 each. Students involved in the plays are from the Theatre Production class taught by Carol Schafer, associate professor of theatre, integrative arts and women's studies at Beaver campus.


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Compliance with copyright laws urged throughout Penn State


A notice from Penn State Executive Vice President and Provost Rodney Erickson recently was issued to students, faculty and staff requesting that all Penn State community members comply with federal copyright laws and University copyright policy. The notice stated that the unauthorized downloading of copyrighted material is against federal and state law and therefore requires the University to officially respond to any reported copyright violations.


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The Poet's Perspective: 'The Roast Chicken' considers loneliness


"The Poet's Perspective," a poetry video series by the 2010-11 Penn State Laureate Robin Becker, is scheduled to appear weekly during the fall 2010 and spring 2011 semesters on Penn State Live and in Penn State Newswires. Prior to each poem, Becker offers her thoughts about what inspired her to write the piece, then poses a question to consider. In the text and video link of "The Roast Chicken," Becker examines the condition of loneliness.


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The Medical Minute: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


With October upon us, pink ribbons emerge and the color pink seems to appear everywhere. In 1985, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was initiated and included a weeklong event addressing with Congress the need for mammogram accessibility. Today, advocates participate in events to raise money and share breast health messages.


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Penn State Beaver sports scoreboard: Oct. 5-10, 2010


Tuesday, Oct. 5

Volleyball -- Penn State Beaver 3, Penn State Greater Allegheny 0


Saturday, Oct. 9

Men's soccer -- Penn State Beaver 4, Penn State Worthington Scranton 1

Volleyball -- Penn State Beaver 3, Penn College 2; Penn State Beaver 3, Penn

State Hazleton 0


Sunday, Oct. 10

Men's soccer -- Penn State Beaver 1, Penn State Schuylkill 0

Volleyball -- Penn State Beaver 3, Penn State Worthington Scranton 0


For continuous updates and game scores, visit

http://www.beaver.psu.edu/athletics, or contact the athletic department at

ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826.